The office covers activities in North America. Please use the contact details below or the webform to get in touch.
Or, you can click here to contact our staff based in Canada.
13 Jolina Court-Second Floor,
P.O. Box 99, Richmond,
Preferred by Nature has a long-standing history in the US & Canada going back more than 25 years. Our presence first started as RA-Cert, the certification body of Rainforest Alliance which then merged with Preferred by Nature in 2018. Currently, our local staff are leading experts in sustainable land use and supply chain certification.
With an office located in Richmond, VT and home-based staff strategically located across the country, we are ready to provide service that meet all of your sustainable certification needs. We focus on providing the highest level of customer support to our clients as they achieve these valuable certifications.
Additionally, we broadly specialize in using local staff to support single site organizations or using our world-wide presence to certify global supply chains. To date we have worked with several reputable organizations such as The Hershey Company, Domtar Paper, Unilever, P&G, and the JM Smucker Company.
Some of our notable achievements include:
- First accredited certification body for the Rainforest Chain of Custody (CoC) and Rainforest Farm verifications in USA and Canada
- 95% of the Rainforest Alliance CoC and Rainforest Farm clients in USA have been certified by Preferred by Nature.
- 100% of the Rainforest Alliance CoC and Rainforest Farm clients in Canada have been certified by Preferred by Nature.
Serving your certification needs
As a mission driven non-profit, we focus solely on providing sustainable certifications or tailored services which make a positive impact on people and the environment. To do this we offer various certification services including:
- Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM)
- Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
- Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
- American Tree Farm System (ATFS)
- Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture and Supply Chain
- Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification
- Sustainable Rice Production (SRP)
- GLOBAL G.A.P.
- Preferred By Nature’s own Sustainability Framework
In addition to these sustainable certification standards, we also offer tailored advisory services that help companies establish and implement strong sourcing policies and commitments. See our Tailored Services page for more information.
Our team is made up of staff members committed to bringing sustainable changes into practice. As a multi-disciplinary team with different professional backgrounds and expertise, we are ready to support you on your journey of achieving certification against international standards. Get in touch with our team today!
Learn more about our services
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
Carbon Footprint Management Services
Sustainable Rice Production (SRP)
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
American Tree Farm System (ATFS)